Did you know that one day, 25 years from now, you’ll write a letter to your little self? And in that letter, you’ll remind yourself that all of the things that little you goes through are only there so that big you can become the best you.
One thing you’ll quickly learn is that time moves swiftly, so please be in no rush to get to the future. It will be here before you know it. One day you’ll drive a car, graduate from college and get married but until that time comes, try your best to relish every precious moment, as hard as that may be. The present is a gift. Please handle with care.
You’ll endure heartache and carry the burden of a deep sadness. But please, try to smile anyways. Your river of tears will sometimes seem like a never-ending tidal wave threatening to drown you. But just take a deep breath and swim through it.
And please, don’t forget to laugh.
You’ll have many gray and gloomy days ahead of you. And as much as I wish that I could part the clouds to guide you towards blue skies and the sun, you must bear through it. Your miraculous rainbow can only appear after your storm. And there’s a treasure waiting for you on the other side.
Although it might not seem like it now, it’s okay to be different. And just like your name, your unique and quirky nature will set you apart like a single star in a pitch-black sky.
I know you feel lonely and isolated from the world, and yes, you’ll often times feel like that 25 years later. Yet I wish you could understand what I’m starting to realize now: God has always been there. And He’s waiting to transform your black hole into a tunnel of light.
Yes, it’ll take some time. And yes, you’ll feel hopeless at times. But trust me, you’ll get there. Some day soon, your heart will smile. And you, my dear little self, will be radiant.